Being a Christian is a lot like being a pumpkin. First, God picks you from the pumpkin patch and brings you in from the field. The Bible says He selects us out of the world. We are in the world, but no longer of the world. He then washes all the “dirt” off the outside that we received from being around all the other pumpkins. All the outside influences of our former life must be cleaned up. Old things are passed away and all things are become new. Then, He carefully removes all the “yucky stuff” called “sin” out from the inside. He carefully removes all those seeds of doubt, hate, greed, and fear. He replaces them with His seeds of faith, hope and love. Then He carves a new smiling face. Our countenance is changed by the power of His presence in our life. We then become so grateful. It can even show on our face. When we light the candle inside the pumpkin, it reflects the light from inside out. So too, when Jesus, who is called the Son of Light, lives inside of us, He shines through our life for all to see. We can let His light reflect through us to reveal His presence. “Let your light so shine before men that they may be able to see your good works and glorify your Father, who is in heaven.” – Unknown Author – God Loves Ya 😉